Legião Urbana (album)

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Legião Urbana
Legiao urbana.jpg
Studio album by Legião Urbana
Released January 1, 1985
Recorded October/December 1984
Genre Post-punk, alternative rock
Length 37:09
Label EMI-Odeon
Producer Mayrton Bahia
Legião Urbana chronology
Legião Urbana
(1985)
Dois
(1986)

Legião Urbana is the self-titled debut album by Brazilian rock band Legião Urbana. It was released on 1 January, 1985.

Though the band was not a punk outfit, their first album shows the influence of British punk bands from the same time period, particularly single "Geração Coca-Cola", whose fast-paced acoustic guitar rhythm is heavily reminiscent of Buzzcocks. The album was not successful as whole upon release, but it spawned several hit singles, namely "Será", "Ainda É Cedo" and "Geração Coca-Cola". Synthesizer-laden ballad "Por Enquanto" is one of the band's most covered songs, as is "Será".

In 2007, the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone magazine elected Legião Urbana as the 40th greatest Brazilian album of all time.[1]

The artwork on the album cover was designed by drummer Marcelo Bonfá.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Renato Russo; all music composed by Legião Urbana.

No. Title Length
1. "Será" 2:30
2. "A Dança" 4:01
3. "Petróleo do Futuro" 3:02
4. "Ainda É Cedo" 3:57
5. "Perdidos no Espaço" 2:57
6. "Geração Coca-Cola" 2:22
7. "O Reggae" 3:33
8. "Baader-Meinhof Blues" 3:27
9. "Soldados" 4:50
10. "Teorema" 3:06
11. "Por Enquanto" 3:16

Personnel[edit]

Legião Urbana

References[edit]